January 5, 2020

Little Epiphanies
Rev. Hardy H. Kim

There is a real tendency to think of the spiritual life as a life that will begin when we have certain feelings, think certain thoughts, or gain certain insights. The problem, however, is not how to make the spiritual life happen, but to see where it actually is happening. We work on the premise that God acts in this world and in the lives of individuals and communities. God is doing something right now. The chipping away and sculpting [that reveals the beautiful image hidden in the rock of our lives] is taking place whether we are aware of it or not. Our task is to recognize that, indeed, it is God who is acting, and we are involved already in the spiritual life.

—Henri Nouwen, Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith

*Sermon begins at approximately 31:15